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ways to give and save

Each Holiday season brings a chance to give back to our communities and those in need. While we all want to give back, we at Summit also get that you may not have the means to give in the way (or amount) that you’d like to.

We’ve compiled some events and organizations that can help you knock giving off your holiday checklist AND save a few bucks at the same time. Oh, and we appreciate your giving spirit!

  • Boys & Girls Club of Dane County: Boys & Girls Club of Dane County has turned into an institution in the area. The club offers a number of donation and volunteer opportunities throughout the year. And they get pretty creative when it comes to inspiring local children, often partnering with former Badgers and Packers for key events like their 3x3 basketball tournament and the Bike for Boys & Girls event.

  • Toys for Tots:  Toys for Tots provides a way to donate something a little different to local children, and what’s more kid-friendly than a toy? Also, with Veterans Day right around the corner, this could be an especially good time to give to Toys for Tots, as it’s primarily sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps. Nice!

  • Second Harvest Food Bank: Second Harvest has consistently created cool ways to give back over the years—just check out their Adopt-a-Dairy-Cow campaign. November a busy month for you? No problem. Their annual giving finale on December 8 doubles every donation received! Might be worth waiting to make your contribution count even more.

  • Madison Turkey Trot: Don’t love the idea of jogging bright and early on one of the biggest holidays of the year? Fair enough, but Madison’s annual Turkey Trot lets you give to a charity of your choice and when else can you reward yourself with a Thanksgiving Day meal? Exactly. Did we mention all participants get warm cinnamon rolls upon crossing the finish line? Yep, just sign on the line.

And don’t forget the basics! You can’t go wrong giving to these organizations, who’ve been doing remarkable things in our communities for years: St. Vincent de PaulGoodwillUnited Way of Dane County, and The River Food Pantry.

There you go, gracious givers. Try those tips out this giving season and most importantly, cherish the time with family and friends

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